Saturday, November 27, 2010

Look For ChiIL Mama This Weekend and Think Globally, Play Locally: The Hundred Dresses, Pole-looza, FUNundrum, Legally Blonde, Wicked


The Hundred Dresses 
Click HERE for ChiIL Mama's review.

The Hundred Dresses is a great all family outing Thanksgiving weekend after a day of holiday shopping. Children attending any 7:00pm performance will be given Free Friendship Bracelets* as a holiday gift from Chicago Children's Theatre. Purchase your tickets now, or purchase day of at the box office. See you at the theatre! 
Show Information 

Only through December 2nd
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd
For children ages 6 and up 

Special Thanksgiving Weekend Performances:
Saturday, November 27th, 1pm & 7pm
Sunday, November 28th, 1pm

Click here for tickets or call 847.673.6300

*while supplies last 


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents FUNundrum!
Through November  28, 2010
There are 5 shows left.   Don't miss out on your chance to see FUNundrum!
Saturday 11:30am, 3:30pm, and 7:30pm and Sunday 1:00pm and 5:00pm
Ticket Prices:$12.00 - $92.00


KidsWork Children's Museum at 11 S. White Street, Frankfort, IL) presents Holiday Pole-Looza, a special afternoon of holiday delights perfect for families on Sunday, December 5 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Museum in partnership with The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University. 

Special Family Four-Pack ticket giveaways will be held during Holiday Pole-Looza at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. for Salt Creek Ballet’s [Saturday, December 11] performances of
"The Nutcracker" at The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University!

Tickets for Salt Creek Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” will also be available for purchase at a special discount on-site at KCM throughout
Holiday Pole-Looza, courtesy of The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University.   This critically acclaimed rendition of the timeless Christmas classic is performed 1 day only, Saturday, December 11 at 1 and 5pm.

The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University presents Salt Creek Ballet's critically-acclaimed production of “The Nutcracker,” with its magnificent sets, costumes and talented cast of more than 75 dancers from throughout the Chicagoland area on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 1 and 5 p.m. The production also features guest soloists from American Ballet Theatre,plus live music from Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras. Special holiday concessions and photos with Santa Claus are available for purchase throughout the afternoon.  Tickets to each show start at just $15, and are available online at


Wicked is back in town with Broadway in Chicago.   When you've
overdosed on sugar plum fairies and holiday cute, come down to The Cadillac Palace and get Wicked.   I saw this production several years ago and was blown away by how good it was.   The sets, costumes and acting were fantastic.   I'm hoping to bring the kids this time around.   Wicked runs December 1 through January 23rd.

Theatre : Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago Illinois
Dates : December 01, 2010 - January 23, 2011
Running time: Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes including one 15 minute intermission
Other information: Tickets are now on sale!


The Broadway smash “Legally Blonde” is coming to the Rosemont Theatre Dec. 3-5 only.    

ChiIL Mama readers special offer:   a $20 discount off the top ticket price to this wonderful musical (a favorite with Moms and daughters!)

When purchasing tickets, use the code GETOUT .  ($59.50 tickets can be purchased for $39.50).  Does not include $2 facility fee or any applicable Ticketmaster fees.  Ticketmaster fees do not apply to tickets purchased in person at the Rosemont Theatre Box Office. Subject to availability.

As a blonde haired, blue eyed smart girl, I lived with dumb blonde jokes and stereotypes all my life.   I'm hoping to take my blonde haired, blue eyes MIL to check out Legally Blonde with me.   I know she loved the movie.

She gave birth to two dark haired boys, and I'm the blonde daughter she never had.   Of course, after I also gave birth to a dark haired boy and was pregnant with our final child, she said, "That better be a girl or you're out of the family."   I told her, I had nothing to do with it.   That was all on her dark haired son.   Lucky for me, Sagezilla was a girl, albeit a rough and tumble tom boy of a girl,   and I'm still in the family.

This movie was a hoot and I'm excited to see how it translates to the stage.   ChiIL Mama will be there opening night with a full report.

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL will return to the Chicago area with performances Dec. 3- 5 at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road.  Tickets are now on sale.

Sorority star Elle Woods doesn't take "no" for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone more “serious,” Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to oneself never goes out of style.

In its first year on Broadway, LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL earned seven 2007 Tony Award nominations, ten 2007 Drama Desk Award Nominations, and a 2007 Outer Critics Circle Award.  The musical also ranked in the top ten list of the most requested Ticketmaster “Arts & Theatre Events” for 2007. LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL received three 2009 Touring Broadway Awards in New York City on May 4, 2009. The show won awards for Best New Musical, Best Production Design and Best Choreography of a Touring Production.

In the fall of 2007, MTV aired LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL in its entirety to stellar ratings and was subsequently nominated for two 2007-2008 Daytime Emmy Awards.

As on Broadway, Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell is the director and choreographer. Music and lyrics are by both Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, and the book is by Heather Hach.

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL will take you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway's brightest new heroine (and of course, her chihuahua, Bruiser). The verdict? This much fun shouldn't be legal!

Tickets, which range in price from $24.50 - $59.50, are now on sale.  Performances are Friday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 4 at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased can be purchased online at or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.  Tickets are also available for purchase at the Rosemont Theatre box office and at all Ticketmaster outlets.

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